Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. completes its first significant Birch Sap Harvest

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – 04 June 2013 – “Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. has completed its first significant harvest of birch sap on its leased lands at Home Pond, Central Newfoundland” announced company President and CEO, Nicholas P. Katsepontes.

“Birch sap is harvested in the spring as birch trees emerge from winter hibernation. The 2013 harvest product will be used for research and development of new products over the next 12 months as well as the current products developed and taken to market by the Company” stated CEO Katsepontes.

“Harvest conditions in Central Newfoundland were optimal in light of the late Spring resulting in a good yield and quality of birch sap with some issues relating to roads and mud conditions impacting access” noted the Company’s Chief Harvest Officer (CHO), Craig G. Lewis. “The Company’s science team lead by Dr. Rob Wang, collected important data on the harvest at the Home Pond site that will be useful for future harvests” noted CHO Lewis.

Current products of Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. include a line of skin treatment soap using birch sap and birch by-products as the active ingredient that have been proven effective with test subjects as a beauty aid as well as treating skin conditions including acne, psoriasis and eczema.


Company Information:

Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. is a St. John’s, Newfoundland based company committed to developing health products including cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals from birch tree by-products. Currently its initial products are marketed in Japan, the United States, Ontario and Quebec. The Company has a number of new products under development working and collaborating with private, public, university and research institute partners in Newfoundland, Quebec and Duluth, Minnesota.



Contact Information:
Suite 201 – 10 Pippy Place
St. John’s NL, Canada, A1B 3X3
Phone : +709.700.0976/Fax : +709.800.8986
Attention: Nicholas P. Katsepontes, President and CEO